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changing from netbeui to tcp/ip

By guldan ·
we are currently running a ntver4 server(expansion pack 4) with 8 workstations and using netbeui for peer to peer. I need to know how to go about changing to using tcp/ip for peer to peer

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by Mark Fenwick In reply to changing from netbeui to ...

Without knowing any detail, I can only give you an answer that will allow you to do what you can do now, the real issue should be what do you hope to achieve doing this?

NetBEUI is an excellent P2P protocol for a small number of machines, it is quick and requires zero management skills and a move to TCP/IP would normally only be made to add value to the network.

However the following will get you to first base:

I would suggest updating your service pack to 6a before you do anything else.

Open the Network control panel applet and add 'TCP/IP Protocol' to the list on the 'Protocols' tab.

When prompted for an IP address use 192.168.1.1 for the address and 255.255.255.0 for the subnet mask and leave the default Gateway empty. Addresses beginning with 192.168 have been set aside for LAN use and will help avoid the possibility of problems if you ever want to hook up to the internet.

Press Okay and ignore the message advising you that at least one WINS address is missing, you done need WINS to get TCP/IP working, and you should get used to it before implementing it WINS.

Press Okay again and when the Bindings have finished updating select No when prompted to reboot and re-apply the service pack.

On restarting your server will support NetBEUI and TCP/IP, repeat this operation at each workstation using a different IP address at each one e.g.: 192.168.1.10, 192.168.1.11, but keep the subnet mask the same.

Once TCP/IP is up and running, remove the NetBEUI protocol from each workstation and check that everything is still okay. Finally remove it from the Server, unless you have any print servers or other devices that rely on NetBEUI.

Buy a book on TCP/IP networking so you can work out what you have just done and what you can do next.

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by guldan In reply to changing from netbeui to ...

we already have the tcp/ip protocol installed we're just using the netbeui for peer to peer. the reason we're are thinking about changing it is. That we are occasionaly getting an error message (no domain server available) when this happens I'mstill able to ping the server. we thought that we might be able to fix this problem by changing how we communicate peer to peer.

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by buttwobbler In reply to changing from netbeui to ...

If u go to bindings in the control panel(network) and there u can choose wot protocol u want to use 1st etc etc.

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by guldan In reply to changing from netbeui to ...

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by NTOz In reply to changing from netbeui to ...

Unless I had a need to connect to the internet and the use of Microsofts Proxy server was out of the question, I would leave my workstations with NetBeui. Its very fast, doesnt have the over head that TCP/IP has and it was designed with your networkin mind.

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by Joshua1 In reply to changing from netbeui to ...

After putting TCP/IP on all computers, you need IP addresses. Pick yourself a subnet and assign the addresses (ex: 192.168.1.50 to 192.168.1.5 Subnet mask=255.255.255.0, if you use the above example. You'll need to have name resolution, I recommend doing this at the server level.

That's a pretty big question. Your best bet is to go to a computer store or bookstore and look for NT 4.0 books. I've found them in several places for under $5. You're looking for TCP/IP in NT 4.0 and NT Server 4.0

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